climate action by travel and tourism industry

Glasgow declaration: Travel and tourism industry eyes a sustainable future

The Glasgow declaration which seeks emission cut targets is the first global commitment by the travel and tourism industry against climate change. Read more »
Delegates struggle for an agreement at UN climate change summit

Climate change: Takeaways from draft COP26 agreement

The world leaders started COP26 UN climate change talks with a flourish, but delegates still struggling to finalise agreement. Read more »
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Ease of doing business: Why World Bank should exit ranking efforts

The World Bank should leave the ease of doing business ranking to universities or think tanks as there is an inherent conflict of interest in its evaluation of shareholders. Read more »
COP26 and green hydrogen drive

COP26: Green hydrogen gets a leg up at climate change meet

Creating a green hydrogen fuel ecosystem will be a huge business opportunity worth more than $20 trillion globally, and India could be a major beneficiary. Read more »
fossil fuel 2021 production gap report

Global fossil fuel production to rise despite assurances by governments

The governments will raise oil and gas output in the next 20 years, while effecting a small decrease in coal output, says the UNEP 2021 Production Gap Report on fossil fuels. Read more »
India's tourism industry

Post-Covid-19 revival strategies for India’s tourism industry

India’s tourism industry contributes 6.8% of the country's GDP and employs more than 4 crore people -- 8% of total jobs in the country. Read more »
India's agriculture exports rise

India’s agriculture exports rise 17.34% to $41.25 billion

In rupee terms, the country's agriculture exports rose 22.62% in 2020-21 to Rs 3.05 lakh crore. Read more »
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Govt places orders for 44cr doses of Covid-19 vaccines

The health ministry orders 25 crore doses of Covishield and 19 Crore of Covaxin after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's announcement universalising Covid-19 vaccine drive. Read more »
RBI monetary policy committee begins deliberations

Monetary policy: RBI keeps rates unchanged, cuts growth forecast

RBI monetary policy committee has kept the repo rate unchanged at 4%, the reverse repo rate at 3.35%, and the marginal standing facility rate and the bank rate at 4.25%. Read more »
ADB's GDP growth forecast for Indian economy

ADB predicts 11% growth for Indian economy

The Indian economy will stage a robust recovery aided by the vaccine rollout, stimulus packages, and an uptick in global demand. Read more »